DC Thomson Media have teased the covers for this year’s Beano Summer Activity Special and Dandy Summer Special – and you can pre-order both now.
Both will be in the bookazines, the Beano special offering new material the Dandy publication featuring reprints from the comic’s archive.
The Beano Summer Activity Special 2019 offers 68 pages with a cover by Nigel Parkinson, packed full of comics, jokes, puzzles and one epic adventure, and includes a set of hilarious prank stickers inside! It’s even better than no school for six whole weeks!
The Dandy Summer Special offers a cover by Ken H. Harrison, featuring Desperate Dan, Cuddles and Dimples and loads of awesome activities. Rain or shine, vacation or staycation, the Dandy‘s favourite characters, it’s the only holiday souvenir you need!
Both specials will be on sale in good newsagents and supermarkets across the UK, usually in either late June or early July – we don’t have exact on sale dates yet, or you can pre-order them from the publisher on the official DC Thomson Web Shop – buy them both and it’ll cost you a tenner.
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Beano, Dandy © DC Thomson Media
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.